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Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales

Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales

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Garmin makes a tonne of smart watches and fitness trackers, and many of them have been deeply discounted for Black Friday.For instance, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is $299.99, a $100 reduction. It's Garmin's second-tier device, designed for multi-sport... >>

Garmin Fenix 3 at £199 is the cheapest you'll find this outstanding multisport watch

Garmin Fenix 3 at £199 is the cheapest you'll find this outstanding multisport watch

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The Garmin Fenix 3 has hit the Black Friday sales, with a massive £230 offer the recommended price. That puts this plush sports watch at a price under £200 pounds.The Fenix 3 isn't the latest in the family from Garmin, but it's still a fully-packed... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit has been kicking around for a years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem... >>

Fitbit Ionic drops to £249 in Black Friday sales, discounted by £50

Fitbit Ionic drops to £249 in Black Friday sales, discounted by £50

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Fitbit's second attempt at a smartwatch - the Fitbit Ionic - has just hit a surprising Black Friday price of £249.That might bring this smart fitness watch a bit closer to your budget, a saving of £50 over the normal £299 asking price. Buy the Fitbit... >>

Save £53 on a Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, now £107

Save £53 on a Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, now £107

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If after Black Friday, you want to go from exercising your fingers searching for deals, to getting outdoors and doing some actual exercise, you may want to invest in a Fitbit Blaze, especially as Amazon has taken £53 off for Black Friday. That's right,... >>

Garmin Forerunner 235 Black Friday deal: £165 is an incredible bargain

Garmin Forerunner 235 Black Friday deal: £165 is an incredible bargain

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Black Friday is delivering some real gems and this is one of the best deals we've seen so far: the Garmin Forerunner 235 for only £164.99.The Forerunner 235 is one of the most appealing Garmin devices, thanks not only to that attractive price point,... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has no fewer than seven activity trackers in its portfolio. The Alta HR, as you might guess from its name, adds heart rate monitoring to 2016's slim and stylish Alta tracker meaning it starts to step into Fitbit's Charge 2 territory. Starts... >>

Misfit launches Command hybrid smartwatch, combining classic watch looks with modern-day smarts

Misfit launches Command hybrid smartwatch, combining classic watch looks with modern-day smarts

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Misfit has announced the Command Hybrid smartwatch, a mash-up of fitness tracker and smartwatch in a sleek, minimalist body that at first glance looks like a regular analogue watch. It's available in a range of colours and with a either stainless steel... >>

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2017: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market offers a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice, it's difficult to know where to start, let alone make the right decision... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Fitness Gadget

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Fitness Gadget

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in the middle of November, celebrating the best devices and products across 18 categories from smartphones and games to speakers and smartwatches.Each of the 18 categories have between six and... >>

Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release

Misfit Vapor watch with optical heart rate finally set for 31 October release

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Misfit has revealed when you can finally get the Vapor.Misfit announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear.So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

Fitbit Ionic review: Bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch
4.0 stars

Fitbit Ionic review: Bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch

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According to Apple, its smartwatch series has proved so popular that it has overtaken Rolex to become the world's most popular wristwear maker. And with rumours that TomTom is pulling out of the wearables race, there aren't many big name fitness-tracker... >>

TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav

TomTom putting a halt on new wearables to focus on sat-nav

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TomTom has released a press statement to say it will focus on its leading position in the "navigation technologies" sector, and will "provide location content, software and services to business customers." TomTom may exit the wearables market following... >>

Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future

Smart tattoos could fully replace health and fitness wearables in the future

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Scientists at Harvard and MIT have developed smart tattoos as a way to potentially replace health trackers and fitness wearables one day. The tattoos wouldn't be a transmitter for a wearable or smartphone app to receive either, but they would be able... >>

Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners

Garmin Forerunner 30 is a cheap GPS smartwatch made for runners

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Garmin has announced a new Forerunner-branded watch.Earlier this year, we reviewed the Forerunner 35, a GPS smartwatch that we described as perfect if you're looking for an affordable entry into the world of running watches. Its fitness tracking is faultless,... >>

Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch

Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch

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The Apple Watch is already on its third generation.App developers and accessory manufacturers alike have had three to get their hands on Apple Watch, so that means they've had time to scratch their heads and dream up something disruptive that'll add value... >>

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

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Apple announced the fourth generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 3 in September 2017, three years after the original was announced.The new model replaces the now discontinued Series 2, which was announced in September 2016, the... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles
4.5 stars

Garmin Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles

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The Garmin Forerunner family has always been a firm favourite with those who are a little more serious about their sport. Often the device of choice for runners and triathletes, there's now a wide selection of watches to track your every movement, whatever... >>

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Series 2 vs Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Series 2 vs Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple announced a new smartwatch at the beginning of September in the form of the Apple Watch Series 3, available in GPS only or GPS and Cellular models. The new smartwatch sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is essentially the same as the... >>

Garmin Vivoactive 3 preview: A fitness watch for the connected generation

Garmin Vivoactive 3 preview: A fitness watch for the connected generation

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If there's one company that's really going for domination of your wrist, it's Garmin. The company has updated it's Fenix and Forerunner devices and expanded its newer Vivo series too. The fact that there's a Vivoactive 3 might be a surprise, as we skipped... >>

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Garmin now lets you make purchases on the go.First, there was Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Then, there was Fitbit Pay. Now, we have Garmin Pay. All these mobile payment systems work with contactless payment readers so that you can check out... >>

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's... >>

What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Fitbit Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Fitbit makes fitness trackers, and now, a full-fledged smartwatch that you can make payments with it, thanks to a service called Fitbit Pay.The Fitbit Ionic is Fitbit's first smartwatch. You can read all about the device from here. But if you want to... >>

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR

Garmin rounds out Vivo wearable line with Vivosport and Vivomove HR

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Garmin didn't just announce the Vivoactive 3 at IFA 2017; it introduced two other Vivo-branded wearables.First up is the new Vivosport activity-tracking band. There's a lot of Vivo-branded fitness wearables in Garmin's portfolio, so it's important to... >>

TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning

TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning

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Lots of people have accepted the measure of 10,000 steps as gospel: walk 10,000 steps a day and you'll be doing yourself some good. It's an arbitrary figure and while it's convenient for some, it really takes nothing about your personal circumstances... >>

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

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An upgraded version of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 has arrived.After weeks of leaks, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The most stand-out features with this device is that it adds 5 ATM swim-ready water resistance, onboard GPS, and access to offline... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

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Earlier this year the second-gen Samsung Gear Fit landed, focusing on fitness fans. At IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the  calendar - the Korean giant unveiled its spiritual brother: the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.So what's different in what... >>

Samsung Gear Sport preview: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package

Samsung Gear Sport preview: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package

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Since 2013 Samsung has been making Gear smartwatches. At first, we didn't think they were that smart - but since 2017, with the introduction of the excellent Gear S3, the Korean giant has found its groove.The next step in the journey is the Gear Sport:... >>

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap

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Polar has an innovative solution for fitness fans in the OH1, a optical heart rate sensor accessory, that will be welcome news for those who don't like wearing a chest strap. Chest straps have long been the norm for heart rate sensors, or were the norm... >>

Fitbit Ionic: Release date, specs and everything you need to know about Fitbit's GPS smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic: Release date, specs and everything you need to know about Fitbit's GPS smartwatch

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field but until now, it had yet to fully take the leap into the smartwatch world. The Fitbit Blaze was an attempt at bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch but it was never an Apple Watch or... >>

Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2

Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2

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Fitbit has redesigned its Aria Wi-Fi scales, introducing the Aria 2 scales that bring improved accuracy, an improved display and easier setup.The Aria Wi-Fi scales first launched in 2010, tracking weight, body fat percentage, BMI and lean mass. They... >>

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

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Fitbit has announced its long-rumoured GPS smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ionic, alongside a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones called Fitbit Flyer.The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch has an aluminium build with interchangeable straps and it comes with... >>

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

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Fitbit is no stranger to the wearables market. In fact, it's been kicking around for a decade this year, having sold over 67 million devices. That's quite a lot. While the company dominates the fitness tracking market though, it isn't as prominent in... >>

Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS

Samsung reveals Gear Fit 2 Pro features like water resistance, GPS

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Samsung made a new fitness-tracking wearable.Called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it completely leaked online right before Samsung's Unpacked event. A listing on Samsung’s Malaysia website was spotted by leakster Evan Blass. Although the page is down now, and... >>

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung announced the Gear Fit2 in June 2016, bringing GPS tracking and a new design to the original Gear Fit model. Fast forward one year (and a bit) and the South Korean company has another fitness device up its sleeve in the form of the Gear Fit2... >>

Samsung might also announce this $199 Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August

Samsung might also announce this $199 Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August

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Samsung has developed a new fitness band.Called the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it will likely be unveiled during the company's Unpacked event on 23 August, according to VentureBeat's Evan Blass. Reported features include water resistance up to 165 feet, which is... >>

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

Apple Watch 3 should show its face alongside new iPhone lineup in September

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Chinese news outlet The Economic Daily Times has said that Taiwanese-based Quanta Computing, the manufacturer of MacBooks and the Apple Watch, has ramped up production of the third-generation smartwatch in preparation for launch later this year. Apple... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro leak reveals swim tracking and offline Spotify support

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro leak reveals swim tracking and offline Spotify support

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Samsung is said to be unveiling more than just the Galaxy Note 8 at its 23 August event in New York. Reliable leaker Evan Blass has obtained information to suggest the South Korean tech giant will unveil a new Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker too. Samsung... >>

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

Samsung's next fitness device, Gear Sport, pops up in FCC filing

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It looks like Samsung has a new smartwatch in the works.Android Headlines noticed a US Federal Communications Commission filing from Samsung that features a yet-to-be-announced device called the Samsung Gear Sport. It appears to be a smartwatch or fitness... >>

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

Latest Fitbit smartwatch leak shows off design and new heart-rate tech

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Fitbit is working on a GPS-equipped smartwatch, and thanks to a new leak, we know what it might look like and feature come launch day.Wareable posted two images that supposedly show the final version of the smartwatch from all angles. We also get some... >>

Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

Samsung is developing a new smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid

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Samsung is developing a new wearable device that will combine "the best bits from Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2". The new device won't be the Gear S4, but an entirely new device that will have some smartwatch functions, along with fitness tracking capabilities.... >>

MyZone MZ-60 gives you clear feedback during workouts

MyZone MZ-60 gives you clear feedback during workouts

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Fitness company MyZone has announced the MZ-60 watch as the latest product to join its range of effort-rewarding health tracking wearables. The MZ-60 replaces the MZ-50, with the main differences being in the overall design and operation when in use.... >>

TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales

TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales

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Wareable has learned that TomTom could soon exit the wearables market following poor sales of its products, and several key staff walking out the door. The company has also allegedly halted plans for a new Bandit 2 action camera, because of lack of demand.... >>

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

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Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... >>

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here and it's chock-full of great products at ridiculously low prices. Whether you're into fashion, art or tech, there's something for everyone. One arena that's seen a host of generous price-slashing is the fitness tracker segment.... >>

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit
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Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit

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The second-gen Huawei smartwatch, the aptly named Watch 2, arrives as part of the Android Wear 2.0 brigade and, therefore, with more features than its predecessor. The Watch 2 is also available in two finishes: Sport, as reviewed here, for the sportier... >>

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

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Following the news that Finnish smartphone company Nokia had taken over the health product company Withings at the beginning of 2017, the first new products with Nokia branding have now been released. Nokia fitness trackers coming 2017 as Withings brand... >>

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

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Whether you're hitting the pavement, working it in the gym or going for a cycle, tracking your exercise sessions allows you to monitor your progressing fitness levels and gives you serious, irrefutable bragging rights over your mates when you break their... >>